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Helliar Holm Lighthouse

aka Saeva Ness Lighthouse

Orkney Isles

Location Guide

Helliar Holm is an island in Shapinsay Sound between Shapinsay Island and the Orkney Mainland, on the north side of the mainland. It is accessible only by boat.

The lighthouse was built in 1893 by David Stevenson and is located on Saeva Ness on the south side of the island, and it is sometimes referred to as the Seava Ness Lighthouse. The 2-storey light keeper's house has be abandoned and allowed to deteriorate.

Apparently good views of the lighthouse can be had from the ferry between Kirkwall on Orkney mainland or from Balfour on Shapinsay Island.

A View taken from the Ferry    Photo by Des Colhoun


Lighthouse information Grid

Name:

Helliar Holm, Balfour, Orkney Isles

Current status:

Working

Geographic Position:

59 1" 7'  -2 54" 2'

Grid Reference:

HY484150

Ceremonial County:

Orkney Isles

Appearance:

round stone tower with lantern and gallery, painted white with buff trim; lantern painted black.

Map Link:

Multimap

Aerial photo:

Marinas.com

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Originally built:

1893

Current lighthouse built:

 

Height of Tower:

13 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

18 metres

Character of light:

Flashing white/red/green every 10 seconds, visible for 14 (white), 10 (red and green) miles.

Character of fog signal:

 

Range of light:

 

Owned / run by:

Northern Lighthouse Board

Getting there:

by boat only

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